Today marks the second annual St Patrick's Day parade in my neighborhood, which is pretty solidly Irish and Irish-American. The official Yonkers St Patrick's Day parade takes place downtown, near City Hall, but everybody hightails it to McLean Ave, the heart of the tavern district, afterwards.
Perhaps the best thing about this year's neighborhood parade is that the Grand Marshal is local luminary Joanie Madden of the supergroup Cherish the Ladies. Here's Joanie Madden displaying her virtuosity on the tin whistle and flute with the rest of the band:
For our antipodean friends, here's the band doing a number called The Hills of New Zealand:
You know what other locale is known for its hills?